Photo of the Day

image of a sundog in China, which is the appearance of a sphere of light around the rising sun
From the Telegraph's Pictures of the Day for 6 December 2012: A rare sundog is seen in the sky above Burqin County, Xinjiang Autonomous Region in western China. A sundog is an atmospheric phenomenon caused by ice crystals in the sky, resulting in bright spots of light, often in a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun. [HAP/Rex Features]

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